Sondra Gash grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book of poems, Silk Elegy (Cavan Kerry Press, Ltd., 2002), was a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Poetry Prize. Gash is a recipient of fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (for fiction and poetry), the Corporation of Yaddo, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was awarded a grant in Creative Writing from the Puffin Foundation, and her poem “Anniversary Couple” was awarded first prize in the Passaic County College Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition. Her poems and articles have appeared in many publications including Poets & Writers, The New York Times, Paterson Literary Review, Calyx, and US 1 Worksheets. Her play, co-authored with Carol Goodman, What Knife is Sharp Enough, had a staged reading in Manassas, Virginia, with Upstart Crow Productions. A featured reader and teacher at the Dodge Poetry Festival in Waterloo, NJ, Gash has taught writing skills at Rutgers University and coordinated the poetry program at the Women’s Resource Center in Summit, NJ. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives in Maplewood, NJ, with her husband, Ira Gash.
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (May 31, 2018)